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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

1957 Cottonwood Bears

 1957    Cottonwood Bears
 Record: 10-0-0
 Head Coach: George Maddox
 The 1957 Cottonwood Bears were chosen Class A State Champions by the Birmingham News from District 1.


Cottonwood completed the 1957 season with a perfect 10-0 record. They defeated Samson 20-19 in Dothan's Peanut Bowl to cap off an unblemished year.

The Bears were led by R.Q. Taylor who scored 104 points during the season. Other high scorers included Bud Sellers and Bobby Harrison. Along the line, the BEars were led by Dorman Whitehead, Carl Guy, Billy Cameron and Eulan Holland.

1957  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
   Houston County W
 27   Wicksburg W
 54   Newville W
 25   Rehobeth 14 W
 34   Ashford 14 W
 33   Graceville FL W
 39   Geneva W
 21   Midland City 12 W
 60   Headland W
 20   Samson 19 W
320 10-0-0 72

1957 Cottonwood All-State Players
 R.Q. TaylorB Sr.185 2  BN
 R.Q. TaylorB Sr.185 1  BPH
 R.Q. TaylorB Sr.185 3  MA
 LoveE HM  MA
 LoveQB HM  MA

1957 Cottonwood All-Star Players
 Back of Year   
 R.Q. Taylor B Sr. 185  Bham Post-Herald

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